The New York Times penned a piece on Sunday in which the paper ripped national security adviser, John R. Bolton, painting him as an extremist eager for war, writing, "Senior Pentagon officials are voicing deepening fears that President Trump's hawkish national security adviser, John R. Bolton, could precipitate a conflict with Iran at a time when Mr. Trump is losing leverage in the Middle East by pulling out American troops".
Official White House policy does not call for regime change in Iran, and Bolton has said he would implement the President's agenda.
Following revelations of Israel's strikes against Iranian targets in Syria, it became known that Washington had also mulled over plans to attack Iran after three mortar shells landed in Baghdad's diplomatic quarter near the US Embassy in September 2018.
The Defense Department did draw up the plans, but it is unclear if they were presented to the White House, or if the president knew of Bolton's request, according to the Journal. According to the Wall Street Journal, the request was made after several shells landed in Baghdad's green zone, near the U.S. embassy last September.
The newspaper based its report on anonymous current and former USA officials.
Garrett Marquis, speaking for the National Security Council responded to the report by stating it 'coordinates policy and provides the president with options to anticipate and respond to a variety of threats'.
Later in the month, US National Security Adviser John Bolton issued a stark public warning to Tehran: "There will be hell to pay" if Iran continued to "cross" the US and its allies.
With Samsung's Unpacked event now just about 5 weeks away, it's a safe bet that more Galaxy S10 leaks are right around the corner. Even the competition is increasing with Huawei and other Chinese companies planning to launch foldable smartphones in 2019.
Although Fernandinho will be 34 by the end of the season Guardiola said City do not now have the finance to buy a replacement. He has incredible relationship with the Brazilian guys, like Danilo, Fernandinho, Bernardo, many, many players here.
Catherine Herridge is an award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C. After a meeting with Mr Putin in Hamburg in 2017, Mr Trump took possession of his interpreter's notes, the paper says.
Israeli troops have found the sixth and final tunnel dug by Hezbollah militants for cross-border attacks, the military said. The latest tunnel began in the Lebanese village of Ramyeh, some 800 metres (yards) away from Israel, the army said.
Iran's air force said in a statement that the fate of the crew, including their possible 'martyrdom, ' is under investigation. Conservative news agency Tasnim said it was a military cargo plane carrying meat from the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek.
As fans know all too well, before this, it was the younger of the Jenner sisters who had the most liked post on Instagram . As of Sunday, the picture had almost 18.2 million likes from Jenner's more than 123 million Instagram followers.
During his visit to Qatar, Pompeo refused to comment on reports Washington had recently considered military action against Tehran. Senate approved a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Khashoggi squarely on the Saudi crown prince.
Samsung has officially confirmed its newly minted Galaxy M series is coming to India on Monday, January 28. Meant to appeal to a millennial audience, the new series of phones have been designed in India.
Fans confused by 'tie' at Critics Choice Awards
British stars Olivia Colman and Christian Bale are on a roll, picking up more prizes at the Critics' Choice Awards . However, Foy was beaten to the best supporting actress gong by If Beale Street Could Talk star Regina King.
Cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air jet found
In December 2014, an AirAsia flight from Surabaya to Singapore plunged into the sea, killing all 162 people on board. The cockpit voice recorder is one of the two so-called black boxes crucial for the investigation of a plane crash.